It’s the End of the World As We Know It

What better way to spend the eve of the end of the world than with free beer, good food and great friends? Bring it on apocalypse. I feel awesome.

But I’m more willing to bet that we’ll still be around tomorrow and the crackpots blabbering about rapture and doomsday are going to wake up wondering why they’re still on their beds in their pajamas and not on the clouds looking heavenly.

In the meantime, let’s rock to R.E.M.’s perfect song for today.

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5 thoughts on “It’s the End of the World As We Know It

  1. Witnessing God

    Hello,

    I believe in the rapture and Christ’s coming, but certainly not in it coming May 21! The Bible itself said that “no one knows the day or the hour” of Christ’s coming, so this is a false teaching that is non-Biblical. That said, I think that the end of the world would be a pretty serious thing, especially since God will be judging each one of us to see if our hearts are right with Him. Do you believe that God will judge the world? Because when the end does come, it will be a terrible time for most. Though some complain that God hasn’t gotten rid of evil in the earth, He is just patient with people, giving them thousands of years to repent and turn to Him. The judgment at the end of the world is when He will deal with evil as all of us have been longing for Him to do, only we will be surprised that we are the evil ones! I hope you haven’t closed your heart to Him — it is never too late.

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    1. nagbabasang pinoy Post author

      Thanks for your comment. The thing with the rapture is there’s this idea that “yeah it’ll suck for most people but thank God my ass is safe.” It ends up reducing Christianity to being a golden ticket to heaven. Then every major catastrophe is interpreted as a sign that the end is near and the book of Revelation is treated as a comprehensive roadmap to the apocalypse.

      I don’t know about you but I honestly can’t presume to know exactly how things would turn out if and when the world ends. What I do know is I have the here and now. With each day, I can only try to live a decent life and be less of a jackass, which is already a pretty tough challenge as it is. 🙂

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      1. Witnessing God

        Yeah, I totally agree that many people abuse the idea of a rapture as an escape hatch and then watch every disaster thinking it’s the end. I’m sometimes guilty of thinking the newest disaster as a sign of the end nearing, but many disasters have occurred in history, so there’s no way to be sure. Unless it is the sun, moon, and stars going dark, because the Bible says that will occur right before Christ comes back (Matthew 24:29). That disaster definitely hasn’t occurred yet in earth history.

        Actually, the Bible shows that the end times are not going to be easy going even for those to be raptured, because the man called the Antichrist first will arise and persecute many believers and kill many — the Bible even said that if those days hadn’t been shortened (i.e. the rapture occurs), then no one would be saved from being killed (Matt. 24:22). So if you and I are believers in Christ during the end times, we’re probably more likely to be killed for our faith before we’re raptured. It will be a hard time for everyone.

        But yeah, I agree that we can’t presume to know exactly what will happen in the end. Though the Bible does give us some pretty good ideas, like saying there will be a leader who’ll lead many astray and kill believers. But who that leader is the Bible doesn’t say, and I wouldn’t jump on the boat declaring Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc., etc., as the Antichrist — it’s just ridiculous some of the speculation. Haha, yeah, it’s tough living life as it is, and it’s important to focus on what we do and believe in our lives now, since we can die any day no matter when the world ends. So blessings to you as you get by 🙂

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    1. nagbabasang pinoy Post author

      Haha medyo nawindang ako sa homily but it’s all good. Christian theology at its best is actually pretty decent. The problem is with church people who go nuts over sex, gays and the apocalypse.

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